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So i wanted to add a column to this table.

Asked by CalebJones on 21 Aug 2019
Latest activity Commented on by CalebJones on 23 Aug 2019
Capture.JPGCode for=> at the 2nd column i wanted to add data in form of an iteration.Starting with string 'Rest' from 1 to 202 then 202 to 204 will have sting 'active' then 205 to 407 will have 'rest', 408 to 610 will have 'active'.
Rest and active string in the second column for every 202nd iternation.
basically for 202 seconds its rest and next 202 seconds it active.... this is basically a paradim for fnirs brain signal.


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Answer by Guillaume
on 23 Aug 2019
Edited by Guillaume
on 23 Aug 2019
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Note that 1 to 203 having the same element makes that a half-period of 203, not 202.
Simple way to create a column vector that switches between two values at regular interval be;pw. I'm creating a table since as David said, you can't mix types in a matrix. I'm also storing 'rest' and 'active' as categorical, it's the most logical data type for this:
halfperiod = 203; %calculated however you want
values = categorical({'rest'; 'active'});
numperiods = ceil(numel(zz) / halfperiod / 2); %last period may not be filled completely if numel(zz) is not a multiple of 2*halfperiod
filler = repmat(repelem(values, halfperiod), numperiods, 1); %create repeated values numperiod times
result = table(zz, filler(1:numel(zz)));
result.Properties.VariableNames = {'zz', 'state'} %optional give good names to the table variables
No loop needed.

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Worked like a breeze!
Thank you David K. and Guillaume, you guys are awesome.

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Answer by David K.
on 21 Aug 2019

So one big problem here is that you do not have a table. You have a matrix. And matrices cannot have strings and numbers in them. You have plenty of choices so here are 2.
If you want the matrix format you could instead say that active is 1 and rest is 0 and create the matrix as such:
x(1:201,1) = 0;
x(202:204,1) = 1;
x(205:407,1) = 0;
x(408:610,1) = 1;
FullMat = [zz , x];
If you want the words themselves you can do nearly the same thing:
x(1:201,1) = {'Rest'};
x(202:204,1) = {'active'};
x(205:407,1) = {'Rest'};
x(408:610,1) = {'active'};
This creates a cell of values. If you want them as the data type table you can then do
myTable = table(zz,x);


so basically every 202 seconds it has to switch from rest to active and so on..
1 to 203 will have continues value of 'Rest' and 204 to 406 will have value 'Active' on... in column two.
The value 202 isn't hardcoded it is calculated in a else, but that part is done and sorted.
Right now i want a way to put rest and active in column two.
If loops seems ineffecient pls suggest another way.
Psuedocode would really help.
Thank you
This may help you on your way:
flag = 0; % Start at rest
startVal = 1;
switchAmount = 202; % or whatever you call your calculated value
x(startVal:startVal+switchAmount,1) = flag;
% Could also do an if statement to do the words as shown in the original answer
flag = flag==0; % Flip flag between 1 and 0
startVal = startVal+switchAmount+1; % Update start val
Then if switchAmount is constant through a run you can put that bit in a loop for however many times you want it to. Or if you calculate switch amount multiple times you can put this after switch amount.
Thank you so so much.

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